Oct 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
ship with a very special ship. they christened the new uss ship michael murrmurphy. it's named after s.e.a.l. michael murphy killed in afghanistan in 2005. he was the first personto be awarded for his actions in afghanistan. >>> the defensive marriage act has been fired since it was first passed back in 1995. it basically says the government does not recognize same-sex comes, no benefits. the obama administration has decided not to defend doma. this couple was married last year after "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed. good morning to both of you and thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> good morning. >> now you have join add lawsuit challenging doma, but your case may be a little more immediate, certainly more urgent than others. charlie, tell us why. >> well, i've been recently diagnosed back in april with less than six months to live. that's been updated to 12. i'm doing really well but that's a big concern because if i were to pass away, karen wouldn't receive any of the spousal benefits, is your viever benefits that are out there. >> what type of cancer are you battling?